Lindblad Expeditions Holdings has announced that it will build a new polar expedition cruise ship.
This vessel, which is anticipated to be delivered in 2021, will be the next phase of Lindblad's fleet expansion following the launch of National Geographic Quest in July 2017, the addition of National Geographic Venture in December 2018 and the delivery of National Geographic Endurance in Q1 2020.
This will be the fourth polar vessel in the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet, joining National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Orion, currently in operation, and National Geographic Endurance, which is scheduled for delivery in early 2020.
Lindblad Expeditions president and chief executive Sven-Olof Lindblad said "We are extremely excited to announce the further expansion of our expedition fleet. This is the next step of our long-term growth strategy to capitalise on the expanding demand for high quality adventure travel. By marrying additional capacity with a dedicated and growing loyal customer base and 50 years of experience, we will be able to build upon our proven track record of delivering unparalleled expeditions to the world's most remarkable destinations."